‘Pokémon Go’ celebrates Easter with Eggstravaganza


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  • Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019

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In celebration of the coming Easter Sunday, Pokémon Go is hosting an Eggstravaganza event highlighting Pokémon that hatch from eggs and a bunny Pokémon, in a nod to the Easter bunny.

Game maker Niantic announces the event will feature a Shiny alternate coloured version of Rabbit Pokémon, Buneary plus for Field Research puzzles which will involve hatching eggs.

"The Pokémon Go Eggstravaganza is back, and it’s time to hop to it, Trainers! Every Egg hatched during the event will also include bonus Candy to help you power up your newly hatched Pokémon," it says, on its blog.

During the event period – from April 17 to April 23 – baby Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum and Magby will be available in 2km eggs instead of 7km eggs.

The Augmented Reality monster catching game encourages users to walk by making it a game mechanism, where users have to do a certain amount of walking to hatch rare Pokémon from eggs.

Players will also be rewarded with twice as much candy for hatching eggs, which will take only half the usual distance to hatch.

Lucky eggs which double experience points will also last twice as long, for a full hour.

Niantic is also introducing a new mechanic called Lucky Friends, which guarantees Pokémon traded will get the lucky status, which makes it easier to power up.

It explains that to become Lucky Friends, several conditions need to be met: the players are Best Friends, trade Pokémon, open a Gift from each other, team up in raids and Gym battles, or challenge each other to a Trainer Battle.

This effect can happen once per day and will trigger a notification when it happens.

The game is also introducing new Avatar Poses for players that want to customise their characters, which can be purchased using in-game currency.

Legendary dragon-type Pokémon Latias will be back in raid battles from April 16-22, with lucky players standing a chance to encounter a shiny version instead.

Raid battles are special challenges that require groups of players to work together to defeat a boss Pokémon, to earn the chance to catch the rare creature. 

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